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Mount Everest (Jomo Lungma), Nepal

December 6th, 2005 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 
 

Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth above mean sea level. Its summit ridge marks the border between Nepal and China, but the summit itself is in Nepal.

Mt. Everest has two main climbing routes, the southeast ridge from Nepal and the northeast ridge from Tibet, as well as 13 other less frequently climbed routes. Of the two main routes, the southeast ridge is technically easier and is the most frequently used route. It was the route used by Hillary and Tenzing in 1953. This was, however, a route decision dictated more by politics than by design as the Tibetan border was closed to foreigners in 1949.

Most attempts are made during April and May before the summer monsoon season. A change in the jet stream at this time of year also reduces the average wind speeds high on the mountain. While attempts are sometimes made after the monsoons in September and October, the additional snow deposited by the monsoons makes climbing even more difficult.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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5 Responses to “Mount Everest (Jomo Lungma), Nepal”

  1. The World According To Google - satellite pictures of the most interesting places on the World, satellite maps » Blog Archive » Mount Everest (Jomo Lungma), Nepal Says:

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  2. hem acharya Says:

    good database of google maps

  3. mooseY Says:

    Good Google/Google Earth Maps/3-D Maps.
    However, the statement “Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth above mean sea level. Its summit ridge marks the border between Nepal and China, but the summit itself is in Nepal.”; and, the Source (Wikipedia) (Assuming “Source” means the source of the statement] are both NOT TRUE.
    If you find the Coordinates of Mt. Everest from any source from the web, you will see, on Google Earth/Maps or whatever, that the Summit is actually in “Tibet//China”. In the least, from the CIA World Facts Webpage, the border is along the ridge of Tibet//China and Nepal and both shares the Summit with no border dispute listed.
    Furthermore, If you read the Wikipedia Article, it NEVER made that Claim of the actual summit resides in Nepal. The page should indicate that it is the opinion of the author.
    Respectfully
    Your fellow Geography Enˈthusiast,
    MooseY

  4. alan sherwin Says:

    hi im from ireland and want to know how would i get into climbing probably not everest but like everest,and with a group?im really into this so id apreciate if i could get some info,and how much would i need to do the climb?pls get back to me,cheers thanks

  5. Durga Prasad Pahari Says:

    Mount Everest is solely lies in Nepal and its a pride of Nepal. We all Nepali will die for it it anybody or person tried to get it out from us even in words or articles. I request every writers, photographers and publishers, please be sure on anything you write or publish. Ever try to hurt we Nepali people with your careless and irresponsible saying or guessings. Mount Everest belongs to Nepal and it is only related to Nepal. It will be of Napali people till only one nepali will be alive in this earth.

    Thanking you

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